The new Education Inspection Framework (EIF 2019) includes an enhanced focus on curriculum.
This is structured around three pillars:
- Curriculum Intent
- Curriculum Implementation
- Curriculum impact
Curriculum Intent Science
The National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all children: develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them are equipped with the scientific skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
We understand that it is important for lessons to have a skills-based focus, and that the knowledge can be taught through this.
Purpose of Study
To encourage a lifelong passion for Science by engaging pupils in practical activities and discussions. -To encourage a curiosity and an awareness of the world around them. – To give pupils a solid conceptual understanding of Biology, Chemistry and Physics as detailed in the National Curriculum for Key Stages 3 and 4. – To ensure all pupils make progress to the best of their ability with support and challenge where needed to achieve at ks4 and provide a foundation for further study after Hailey Hall.
The Science subject area aims to inspire discussion, hypothesizing, planning, investigating, implementation and evaluation. We aim to have all pupils working towards developing a deeper understanding of the modern world around us.
We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, D&T, computing, PE and art. The pupils are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate their practical work with specific regards to health & safety, reliability and accuracy
Year 9 start the BTEC Science course ahead of year 10 to enable pupils to have more time to complete the coursework and revise for the unit 1 exam.
The Science curriculum is planned to enable all pupils to develop skills in the following areas:
- To develop an understanding of health and safety
- To gain a range of practical science skills
- To understand the impact humans and natural factors have on the
- To gain a wider understanding of the world around us, to understand the science behind modern
- Nurture and develop pupils’ passions and interests to help them understand the science around
Throughout our programs of study, every attempt is made to make explicit links to careers and the world of work. In addition to subject specific links, we aim to explicitly reinforce the skills and aptitudes which support what employers say are important in the workplace;
- This is especially prevalent in the KS4 Btec Applied Science program of
- Aiming high, staying positive and resilience
- Communication skills (listening, speaking, presenting)
- Teamwork and problem solving,
- Creativity and thinking
- Self-management and leadership
- The British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect of those with different faiths and beliefs are taught explicitly and reinforced in the way in which the school operates.
Underpinning all the learning aims is the school ethos is the understanding and development of pupils social, emotional, and behavioural needs. Every lesson has a strong focus on the four target areas for specific focus. – see behaviour policy for full details.
In addition to this, through the schools’ soft skills data capture, specific targets are developed for each individual pupil. All teaching staff are made aware of these and each lesson is an opportunity to work on and focus on these individual targets, ensuring realistic learning and progression.